This patriotic take on Kobe Bryant's ninth signature sneaker will join the many other Kobe IX inspired models, including the Philippines, Easter, and Bruce Lee. The Nike Kobe IX EM "Independence Day" is in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday and has an appropriate red, white and blue-colored upper with reflective details on the tongue and Swoosh. Although these will look good while lounging at your July 4th festivities, the were constructed with an Engineered Mesh upper, Dynamic Flywire technology, and Lunarlon cushioning to perform on the hardwood.